CairnGorm in Scotland opens for the season

Sun 14 November 10

On Saturday, CairnGorm Mountain opened for snowsports with over 130 skiers and boarders taking to the slopes only 145 days after skiing finally stopped last winter

CairnGorm in Scotland opens for the season

CairnGorm in Scotland opens for the season © Photo: CairnGorm Mountain

Saturday 13th November saw CairnGorm Mountain in Scotland open for snowsports with over 130 skiers and boarders taking to the slopes only 145 days after skiing finally stopped last winter. More than 250 ski spectators also came up to enjoy the action.

Light winds, and reasonable visibility made it a great first day on the hill. Skiing was possible from the train and there was a prepared run from the Ptarmigan Top station down the Traverse, 105 and the Zig Zags back to the train mid station stop. The White Lady and the M1 were also skiable with care but remain unpisted.

1st run of the 2010/11 season at CairnGorm Mountain
1st run of the 2010/11 season at CairnGorm Mountain
Photo: CairnGorm Mountain

This has been a great start and we’ve received many appreciative messages of support for making the effort to open up this weekend.” said Spokesperson Tania Alliod “We hope the cold conditions continue and we can add to the great base that is building up. Conditions are still not suitable for beginners but there is plenty of terrain for intermediates and experts to find their snow legs”.

For more information visit www.cairngormmountain.co.uk

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Cairngorm, United Kingdom

“On a good day with full cover, Cairngorms can be a great days boarding - but don't expect alpine conditions and take your old rock-hopper if you value your base and edges! It can get extremely busy at the weekends.”

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